Construction on Howell motorsports center to begin Jan. 9

HOWELL—Officials at Motorsports Gateway Howell announced they will begin construction Jan. 9 on the 273-acre automotive district.

The new auto enthusiast center will be north of I-96 and east of Livingston County Road D19, a mile south of downtown Howell.

Phase 1 of the district will include a 2.2-mile performance driving track, members clubhouse, paddock, member rentable garages, track-fronting private garage condos, and a public nature trail. The first section of the performance driving circuit is scheduled to be ready for use in the summer of 2023. A limited number of memberships, 150, will be offered for 2023.

“Our project wouldn’t be possible without the support of Howell and its city officials,” said Jordan Dick, co-founder and CEO of the project. “Our team is happy to move this project forward and help grow the automotive enthusiast community for the Detroit metropolitan area.”

Howell City Manager Erv Suida added: “Since Jordan and Mark first approached the city with their vision, there has been nonstop momentum and excitement to bring this incredible asset to fruition. It continues to be an absolute pleasure to work with them on this venture. Their impeccable character and attitude, coupled with their desire to compliment the community, has been evident throughout the entire process.”

Individual and corporate members will have access to the European-designed driving circuit, with the exception of closures for holidays, special events, and severe weather. Additional member amenities and perks include a member clubhouse, food and beverage service, a Drivers Club lounge, meeting and event space, a fitness center with locker rooms, driving simulators, driver coaching, club competition, track cars for rent, rentable garages, maintenance services, and more.

The circuit will be constructed following FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) safety standards, giving drivers peace of mind when pushing their vehicles to the limit. The circuit follows the natural elevation changes and forested contours of the land. A digital marshaling system, including electronic flag displays, CCTV, and timing sectors will increase safety and driver data analysis.

Delivery of the track-fronting garage condos will begin shortly after the members driving circuit is ready for use. Owners will have a front row seat to the on-track action from their ground level patio and second level balcony. Each approximately 1,200-square-foot garage condo is delivered ready for custom build-out and equipped with a fire suppression system, a 16-foot-wide power garage door, a six-inch concrete floor slab, 100-amp electric service, energy efficient heating and cooling, and more.

Owners can increase the square footage of their garage condo to approximately 2,400 by adding a second level to their unit.

Proper Real Estate Group, from Coldwell Banker Realty, will be the exclusive real estate agents for the garage condos. Brad McGuire and Raffaele Malizia, team members of Proper Real Estate Group, will lead the sales of the trackside garage condos.

For information about purchasing a membership, visit For information about purchasing a garage condo, visit or To learn more about the Automotive District, visit:

A rendering of the garage and paddock areas of the new motorsports center in Howell, with construction to begin in early 2023.

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